I’m Pregnant

What is Adoption

 

As you consider your next steps after an unplanned pregnancy, you may begin to have questions about the option of adoption: What can you expect? How does it work? And is it really an option for you?

If you are wondering what adoption is, know one thing about everything else: you get to define it for yourself. Over the last few decades, adoption has transformed into an increasingly positive experience for everyone involved – especially pregnant women. From choosing a family to deciding how much contact to have with your child, you will be in charge of the entire process, and you will have access to support and guidance the entire way. By being actively involved in the adoption process, you can feel certain that you are not “giving up” your baby: you are giving him or her the gift of a family.

Read the following articles to learn about how to pursue adoption, how the process works, and what adoption means for you and your baby.


I’m Pregnant

How Do Adoptees Feel About Adoption?

  Three adoptees – Scott, Jen, and Kristen – share their stories, feelings, and thoughts on how adoption has shaped who they are.

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Full Circle - Scott Mars' Adoption Story

 

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The Challenges and Triumphs of an Adoptee - Jen's Adoption Story

  “People will ask, ‘Do you hate your birth mom?’ "No, I didn’t hate my birth mom. But I questioned why she made that decision."

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Everything Happens for a Reason - Kristen’s Adoption Story

  This was one adoptee’s answer to the typical question: Do you ever wonder what life would be life if you hadn’t been adopted?

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Top Six Adoption Services and Where to Find Them

  While adoptive parents and birth parents face very different journeys, one thing they have in common is wondering exactly how the adoption process works.

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It's Never Too Late to Choose Adoption

  Learn how no matter where you are in your pregnancy, you may still choose adoption and receive all of the same benefits for yourself and your child.

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